Under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma, the Indian team suffered a demoralizing loss against the English side, which won the semi-final of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 by ten wickets. England is currently on course to play the finals of the marquee event at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) against Pakistan on Sunday, November 13.
However, it was expected that Team India will display their usual dominating performance but ended up getting annihilated. Fans and members of the cricketing fraternity have lashed out at India for their underwhelming performance in the semis. India never really troubled the English bowlers and ended up scoring just 38 for the loss of one wicket at the end of the powerplay.
Former England skipper Michael Vaughan in his column for The Telegraph opined that the Indian team possesses the talent but does not have the right process in place to get the desired result.
Michael Vaughan wrote: “Every player in the world who goes to the Indian Premier League says how it improves their game but what have India ever delivered? I’m just staggered by how they play T20 cricket for the talent they have. They have the players, but just do not have the right process in place. They have to go for it. Why do they give the opposition bowlers the first five overs to bed in?”
The former English skipper questioned the utilization of Rishabh Pant by the team and voiced his woes with the bat coming down the middle order and struggling to get the big scores.
Michael Vaughan elaborated, “How they have not maximized someone like Rishabh Pant is incredible. In this era, put him up the top to launch it. India have to be honest now. Nobody wants to criticize them because you get hammered on social media and pundits worry about losing work in India one day. But it is time to tell it straight.”